CSK Team 2023 Players List; Retained Players Name, Photo, Captain and More

CSK Team 2023: One of the most loved and followed franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League is Chennai Super Kings. The team thoroughly enjoys a mass fandom across the nation. Its consistency and constant excellence in the tournaments all over the years are exemplary. Since Day 1, Chennai has been extremely strong under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Be it standing as the runners-up in the first season to qualifying 11 times out of 13 for the playoffs and winning the title 4 times. Chennai has done it all. Mumbai might be considered the most successful team in the league for winning 5 titles but Chennai has always been the most unfailing and exceptional team.

CSK Team 2023
Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2023

The last season for Chennai was a disappointing one. They finished in the second last position in the points table and lost most of the games while being constantly struck with the absence of key players and rift rumours between the players. This season, in 2023, they will surely look forward to getting back to their usual uniformity and ruling the league stages. On 15 November 2022, they announced their retentions and releases ahead of Mini Auction that will be held on 23 December 2022 in Kochi.

CSK Team 2023

Chennai Super Kings CSK Team has been a very integral part of the Indian Premier League since 2008. They had an incredible record till 2015 when they qualified for all the playoffs and nearly reached finals every single time. In these years they won the title in 2010 and defended it further in 2011. They not only made it to the finals in the very first season but it was only twice that in the 8 years that they were unable to reach the finals. However, 2015 was a devastating year for them. Even though the team was Runner Up in the finals, they faced a 2-year suspension due to the close involvement of the owner, N Srinivasan’s relative in a betting scandal.

It started with a Lifetime Ban for Chennai’s owner and his permanent removal from the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI, as per the demands of the Supreme Court of India. However, SC considered Srinivasan’s plea and lifted a permanent ban on CSK making it last only for two years.

Owner N Srinivasan, Skipper MS Dhoni, and CEO Kasinath Viswanathan
Owner N Srinivasan, Skipper MS Dhoni, and CEO Kasinath Viswanathan

When CSK made a comeback in 2018, the fans were surely elated but the team that was formed was surely a shocker on the grounds of age. Nearly all the players of Chennai were above 30 in age and there was a serious question regarding the dependability of the players. Chennai retained their Dhoni-Raina-Jadeja core and with Right To Match, they brought back key players such as Bravo. The team aced through the league stages and successfully reached the finals. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a very comfortable match and made a stellar comeback. The next season, Chennai made it to the finals again holding the title of the most consistent team in the league but they lost the match by 1 run to Mumbai. 2020 saw the downfall of Chennai. Neither did they qualify nor they were able to captivate their team environment due to COVID. Nevertheless, everything was fixed and Chennai won the 2021 title.

Last year was also worse for Chennai fans. The team ended in the second last position and was in the middle of captaining controversy. With Jadeja being unavailable in the camp, Devon Conway leaving for his wedding, the injury of Deepak Chahar, and not the perfect condition of the available players, Chennai faced the hard consequences of not bagging a dependable team in the mega auction, where they also let go their highest run-getter, Suresh Raina who further announced retirement from Indian Premier League. Management will look forward to making better changes in CSK Team 2023 and getting back on its winning track as it was in 11 seasons of 13.

CSK Team 2023: Highlights

Name of the TeamChennai Super Kings CSK
RepresentsChennai (Tamil Nadu)
Owned ByIndia Cements
OwnerN. Srinivasan
Chief Executive Officer Kasinath Viswanathan
Founded On2008
Home GroundM. A. Chidambaram or Chepuak Stadium, Chennai
Team ManagerRussell Radhakrishnan
Team Consultant Sundar Raman
Head CoachStephen Flemming
Batting CoachMichael Hussey
Bowling Coach Dwayne Bravo
Fielding coachRajiv Kumar
CaptainMahendra Singh Dhoni
Seasons Played13: 2008 – 2015, and 2018 – 2022
Titles Won4: 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021
Win Percentage57.86%
ColourYellow
Kit ManufacturerSeven

Chennai Super Kings Retentions and Releases for IPL 2023

Chennai released a handful of players while retaining its ultimate core of Dhoni and Jadeja. Despite the rumours of a rift between Jadeja and Dhoni-led CSK, the former has been retained and everything seems well with the Chennai family. The retention of the players who have been sticking with Chennai for a few seasons now, such as Deepak Chahar, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mitchell Santner, and Ambati Raydu, is not a shocker. Chennai has also shown an incredible amount of trust in new players like Devon Conway, Maheesh Theekshana, Shivam Dube, and more. Finds like Mukesh Chowdhary from the last season are only making the CSK Team 2023 stronger.

IPL Retention List 2023

The most shocking release by Chennai was Dwyane Bravo, however, understandable. Later, Bravo announces his retirement from IPL and now he will join the team as a Bowling Coach. Laxmipathy Balaji who is the current bowling coach will not be available for the 16th edition due to some personal commitments.

A few more releases down the line were of Robin Uthappa, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, and Narayan Jagdeeshan have given room to a purse of Rs. 20.5 Crores ahead of the Mini Auction 2023.

CSK’s potential target in Mini Auction 2023

Chennai could try to rope in an opening option and a potential middle-order batsman. They just need a very dependable batting option to support the batting line up and it is expected that they can go big for a batsman, but flexible with positioning as Chennai is already dealing with issues regarding permutations. A fixed batter would only add to their problems. They already have a handful of fast bowling options. It is not likely that they will go for an option that offers them fast bowling.

However, despite having a dependable spin core, a good Indian Spinning option. With MS Dhoni getting close to speculations on IPL Retirement, Chennai needs a Captain. They seriously need someone who can fill in the shoes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This will be extremely difficult but that is what seems to be an ultimate requirement.

IPL Auction 2023

Chennai Super Kings Players for IPL 16th Edition

Chennai has retained the following players to form the CSK Team 2023:

S.No.PlayerRoleNationality
1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni Captain
Right Handed Wicket Keeping Batsman
Indian
2.Devon ConwayLeft Handed BatsmanNew Zealand-South African
3.Ruturaj GaikwadRight Handed Batsman Indian
4.Ambati RayuduRight Handed BatsmanIndian
5.Ravindra JadejaLeft-Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Left-Arm Orthodox SpinIndian
6. Deepak ChaharRight Arm Medium BowlerIndian
7.Mukesh ChoudharyLeft-Arm Medium Bowler Indian
8. Maheesh TheekshanaRight Arm Off Break Bowler Sri Lankan
9.Moeen AliLeft Handed Batsman All Rounder Right Arm Off Break BowlerEnglish
10. Shivam DubeLeft Handed BatsmanIndian
11.Subhranshu SenapatiRight Handed BatsmanIndian
12.Dwaine PretoriusRight Handed BatsmanSouth African
13.Tushar Deshpande Right Arm Medium BowlerIndian
14.Mitchell SantnerLeft-Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Slow Left-Arm Orthodox SpinNew Zealand
15.Matheesha PathiranaRight Arm Fast-Medium BowlerSri Lankan
16.Simarjeet SinghRight Arm Medium BowlerIndian
17.Prashant SolankiRight Arm Leg Break BowlerIndian
18.Rajvardhan HangargekarRight Arm Fast-Medium BowlerIndian

Captain of Chennai Super Kings CSK: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has successfully led Chennai Super Kings to victorious seasons over the years and 4 Indian Premier League titles. He has not only been one of the most legendary Indian Captains but has captained the team since the very beginning. Along with that, he is the most dependable finisher in the history of IPL whose performance has literally roared on the ground and snatched away games from the opposition. Dhoni’s strike rate takes an incredible jump in the last over and his ability to hit sixes on the very last ball of the match does not seem to tremble even for a season. His form, fitness, and abilities are still very crucial for Chennai. He is 41 and going strong but since 2018, speculations regarding his retirement rise every year. However, for the present year, Chennai Super Kings’ CEO Kasinath Viswanath has confirmed that he is all set to continue leading the side.

Chennai CSK Predictions and Team Analysis for 2023

Chennai Super Kings still has Devon Conway to test as he was pretty balanced the last season before he went away from the camp. The opening would depend on Ruturaj Gaikwad as it has done in the last two seasons. He needs a perfect partner just like he had Faf Du Plessis earlier and Chennai would hope Conway would step up and play the part. Ambati Raydu stays with the top order to keep things in much-needed balance. Ever since Suresh Raina has been absent from CSK camp, the number 4 position of the batting lineup has been dwelling to find a fit. Moeen Ali’s positioning changes depending on the requirements of the game and he has always been a very dependable and flexible batter for Super Kings. Shivam Dube, Subhranshu Senapati, or Dwaine Pretorius might fit the role of middle-order batsmen but Chennai would probably need a few dependable batting options in the camp to form a solid lineup. With Jadeja returning to the camp, they will have another finisher along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the lower middle order looks extremely lethal.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

The spin attack of the Chennai Super Kings has always been strong. Legendary spinners such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Imran Tahir have taken on the opposition batters for Chennai. The spinning attack of the present year depends on Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, and Moeen Ali. It is strong but not at all aggressive. The fast bowling seems just right but a dependable death bowler like Dwane Brave still seems missing.

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